February 24th, 2010

Making nutritious food choices is the topic of Great River Medical Center's next Diabetes Support Group meeting. It is scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in the Maple Room on the lower level of Great River Medical Center, 1221 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington.

Patricia Steiner will present "Health Meals in a Hurry," an Iowa State University program that helps people of all ages blend time-saving convenience with nutritious, dollar-stretching food choices. She is a nutrition and health program specialist for the Des Moines County extension.

The presentation will include:

  • Tips and recipes for 14 main dishes that can be prepared ahead of time and frozen for ready-to-use convenience.
  • How to stock your freezer with ready-to-reheat main dishes along with "eat now" and "eat later" directions.
  • Tips on modifying recipes to reduce sodium and fat, and guidelines for alternative ways to prepare the recipes for freezer storage.

The March Diabetes Support Group meeting is sponsored by LifeScan®/One Touch®. For more information about the support group or diabetes education at Great River Medical Center, please call Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics, (319) 786-4100.